Transport through mesoscopic charge density wave junctions

M. I. Visscher, B. Rejaei, Y. Tanaka, Gerrit Ernst Wilhelm Bauer

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The electrical conductance of a mesoscopic normal metal/charge density wave/normal metal (N/C/N) heterostructure is calculated. Geometrical resonances due to quantum interference are predicted in the quasi-particle transmission probability. At low temperatures the collective CDW motion is dissipative only in the vicinity of the contacts. The mechanism of current conversion can be understood in analogy with Andreev reflection at normal/superconductor interfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2217-2218
Number of pages2
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1 -3 pt 3
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals, ICSM'96. Part 3 (of 3) - Snowbird, UT, USA
Duration: 1996 Jul 281996 Aug 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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